Progressive tenses and stative verbs

Can you use stative verbs with progressive tenses formally and informally ?
And can certain stative verbs act as dynamic ?


  • @ShowMoiDwae, a common use of PROGRESSIVE with stative verbs is to signal that the state is temporary. For example
    I'm being very patient
    I'm seeing things and hearing voices meaning 'i'm hallucinating'.

    These examples are conversational, but not particularly informal.
    What is clearly informal in style is the advertising slogan
    I'm loving it.
    A similar informal use is:
    I'm liking what I'm seeing.

    Some verbs have quasi-permanent stative uses and temporary-state uses. For example
    I live in London. At present, I'm living with my parents.
    I work as a driver. At present I'm working as Mr Smith's chauffeur.
    I have a lovely bathroom. I'm having a bath right now.
    He walks with a limp. He's walking away,

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